Dreamcatcher Wall Art - "Forbidden Fruit"
“Forbidden Fruit has been lovingly hand made using natural materials. The branch has been sanded & coated for protection. Natural Jute Twine is used for the web along with Citrine Crystals for sparkle & creativity. Each strand (9) & leaf has been hand cut from recycled leather to create the vine with Red Coral (15) representing the apples. The snake is a natural piece of vine is sanded and coated in red stain. The crystal tail is Amethyst.
Clear Quartz Crystal is used at the point of the triangle and at the end of the branch to enhance the dynamic and creative energy of the whole art-piece. Tiny Mirror Pieces (13) along the branch provide Light & Reflection and give the whole piece a sense of aliveness!
Here, the apple tree is a symbol of the Feminine Self, and the fruit is a symbol of nourishment and maturation of our knowledge of that Self. If our knowledge about the ways of our own soul are immature, we cannot be nourished from it, for the knowing is not yet ripe. As with apples, it takes time for maturation. If the feminine soul sense remains untested, nothing more can occur in our lives. The Flowering apple tree signifies the densely sensual creative urge and the ripening of ideas. This tree symbolizes the abundantly wild and free nature in a woman’s psyche. When we speak of a woman’s life in relationship to the symbol of the tree, we mean the feminine blossoming energy that belongs to us and that comes to us in cycles. Was it the breach of knowing that caused the initiation of the divine feminine to begin? Was this why the feminine was told not to partake of the forbidden fruit? Was the snake really the devil in disguise or was it the wild and creative Kundalini Serpent calling the feminine forward to eat the lusciousfruit from the tree of knowledge/life?
(Inspired by the book, Women who run with the Wolves) by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.